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May takes confidence from Blackpool strike

29 August 2018

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Striker Alfie May says scoring his first goal of the 2018/19 season will provide him with a huge confidence boost.

May struck in Tuesday night’s 2-1 defeat to Blackpool in the second round of the Carabao Cup, and the former Hythe Town man hopes he has given manager Grant McCann some food for thought ahead of the weekend’s trip to Peterborough United.

“It is nice to get a goal as it has been a long time coming for me, especially in competitive games, getting on the scoresheet gives you a massive confidence boost,” he said.

“Hopefully I can get a few more chances and put them away when they come, I have been itching to get a run in the side.

“I have been working hard, I haven’t been disappointed that I haven’t been playing because the lads have been playing superb, but the gaffer’s told me to go out and take my chance and I hope I’ve given him something to think about for Saturday.”

The 25-year-old made his second start of the season against the Tangerines at the Keepmoat Stadium, and the forward praised the work Grant McCann has done with him on the training ground.

“The gaffer has been very good with me in training, doing one-to-one sessions on my shooting, the little snapshots, I did that and I found the back of the net,” he added.

“I didn’t even think about the little shift and the shot, I have needed that help coming from a non-league background and I like to think it is working.

“The goalkeepers and defenders are much better in this division, it is a tough league but I feel like I have come a long way since I joined the club two years ago.”

Rovers are back in action at the Keepmoat Stadium when Newcastle United U21 visit in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday September 4. Book your place now at

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